RCAP Database | Sustainable Communities and Transportation Planning: SP-24

Consider the adoption of green neighborhood certification programs, such as LEED ND (Neighborhood Development) to guide decision-making and development and to provide an incentive for better location, design, and construction of new residential, commercial, and mixed-use developments with the goal of increasing transportation choices while reducing household transportation costs. Incorporate sustainable building and neighborhood ratings or national model green building codes, including but not limited to those defined in , Florida Statutes, into municipal codes region-wide.

Planning Horizon: 
Short (0-5 years)
Potential Partners: 
Florida State Building Code Board, Local Boards of Rules and Appeals, Building and Zoning Code Agencies, USGBC, State, Regional and Local Agencies, Metropolitan Planning Organizations, US Green Building Council, Builder Associations and Private Developers
Potential Funding Sources: 
US DOE, US EPA, existing local, state, and federal funding sources and competitive grants, including US HUD Sustainable Communities funding
Estimated Resources Required: 
Existing agency resources
Milestone Progress: 
Adoption/integration of standards as part of local planning documents and guidelines Identification of codes for integrations Identification of appropriate vehicle for local integration Develop and implement process for adoption Number of communities adopting green neighborhood certification program

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